The table below looks at the statistics for Electronic Trading skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronic Trading over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronic Trading
Rank 302 283 252
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -31
Contract jobs citing Electronic Trading 113 140 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.48% 0.58% 0.78%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 0.74% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 107 150
Average daily rate
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£575 £588 £565
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.12% +4.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £668 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £425 £388
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Electronic Trading
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
18950 18955 19371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 79.97% 79.16% 78.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 13553 13216 13545
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 218 237
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.62 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.75% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £53.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

Electronic Trading
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Electronic Trading Jobs Demand Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015.

Electronic Trading Daily Rate Histogram in London

Electronic Trading
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Electronic Trading across the London region.

Electronic Trading Hourly Rate Trend in London

Electronic Trading
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronic Trading within the London region over the 3 months to 4 September 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +3 29 £543 -1.36% 17
Docklands, London - 1 £613 -
Canary Wharf - 1 - -
Electronic Trading
England

Electronic Trading
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading.

1 142 (53.58%) Front Office
2 126 (47.55%) Finance
3 111 (41.89%) Banking
4 93 (35.09%) SQL
5 91 (34.34%) Java
6 89 (33.58%) UNIX
7 88 (33.21%) Linux
8 83 (31.32%) Equities
9 78 (29.43%) C#
10 75 (28.30%) FIX Protocol
10 75 (28.30%) Low Latency
11 74 (27.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 70 (26.42%) Investment Banking
13 66 (24.91%) Multithreading
14 62 (23.40%) Fixed Income
15 59 (22.26%) Analytical Skills
16 48 (18.11%) Derivative
17 45 (16.98%) Perl
18 43 (16.23%) Risk Management
19 42 (15.85%) C++
20 41 (15.47%) SQL Server
21 40 (15.09%) Sybase
22 37 (13.96%) Relational Database
23 34 (12.83%) .NET
24 33 (12.45%) WPF
25 32 (12.08%) Algorithmic Trading
26 31 (11.70%) Windows
26 31 (11.70%) SDLC
27 30 (11.32%) Python
28 29 (10.94%) Agile Software Development

Electronic Trading
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Electronic Trading also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronic Trading. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (2.26%) MTS
2 2 (0.75%) Apache
3 1 (0.38%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
3 1 (0.38%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 10 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.51%) MS Project
3 3 (1.13%) MS Office
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 27 (10.19%) ION MarketView
2 3 (1.13%) RMDS
3 1 (0.38%) Misys Opics
3 1 (0.38%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 21 (7.92%) Firewall
2 14 (5.28%) Multicast
3 12 (4.53%) TCP/IP
4 8 (3.02%) LAN
5 7 (2.64%) WAN
5 7 (2.64%) VPN
6 4 (1.51%) Internet
7 1 (0.38%) MPLS
7 1 (0.38%) OSPF
7 1 (0.38%) BGP
7 1 (0.38%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.38%) RSVP
7 1 (0.38%) Structured Cabling
7 1 (0.38%) Spanning Tree
7 1 (0.38%) Unicast
7 1 (0.38%) IP Telephony
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco IPT
7 1 (0.38%) VPLS
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (15.47%) SQL Server
2 37 (13.96%) Relational Database
3 18 (6.79%) RDBMS
4 14 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (3.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.26%) Oracle Database
7 5 (1.89%) KDB
7 5 (1.89%) OLAP
8 2 (0.75%) Big Data
9 1 (0.38%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.38%) HBase
Development Applications
1 9 (3.40%) TeamCity
2 6 (2.26%) Subversion
3 4 (1.51%) Eclipse
4 3 (1.13%) Maven
5 2 (0.75%) JIRA
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle APEX
5 2 (0.75%) Selenium
5 2 (0.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.38%) MSBuild
6 1 (0.38%) SpecFlow
6 1 (0.38%) NuGet
6 1 (0.38%) Gradle
6 1 (0.38%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.38%) HP UFT
6 1 (0.38%) LoadRunner
6 1 (0.38%) Introscope
General
1 142 (53.58%) Front Office
2 126 (47.55%) Finance
3 111 (41.89%) Banking
4 70 (26.42%) Investment Banking
5 11 (4.15%) Financial Institution
6 6 (2.26%) Back Office
7 2 (0.75%) Retail Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Corporate Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Retail
8 1 (0.38%) Marketing
8 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 109 (41.13%) Developer
2 67 (25.28%) Analyst
3 43 (16.23%) Java Developer
4 39 (14.72%) C# Developer
5 26 (9.81%) Support Analyst
6 24 (9.06%) C++ Developer
7 22 (8.30%) Applications Support
8 19 (7.17%) Business Analyst
9 18 (6.79%) Programmer
9 18 (6.79%) Analyst Programmer
10 17 (6.42%) Java Analyst Programmer
10 17 (6.42%) Java Programmer
10 17 (6.42%) WPF Developer
11 16 (6.04%) Senior Developer
12 12 (4.53%) Project Manager
13 9 (3.40%) Senior Business Analyst
13 9 (3.40%) Senior Analyst
13 9 (3.40%) Applications Support Analyst
13 9 (3.40%) Investment Banking Business Analyst
14 7 (2.64%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (28.30%) FIX Protocol
2 34 (12.83%) .NET
3 33 (12.45%) WPF
4 19 (7.17%) WinForms
5 13 (4.91%) Rendezvous
5 13 (4.91%) XML
6 11 (4.15%) .NET Framework
7 10 (3.77%) Reactive Extensions
8 9 (3.40%) Spring
9 8 (3.02%) Middleware
10 7 (2.64%) STL
10 7 (2.64%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 6 (2.26%) TIBCO EMS
12 5 (1.89%) XSD
12 5 (1.89%) XSLT
13 3 (1.13%) HTML
13 3 (1.13%) JNI
13 3 (1.13%) Ultra Messaging
14 2 (0.75%) Web Services
14 2 (0.75%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 83 (31.32%) Equities
2 74 (27.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 62 (23.40%) Fixed Income
4 59 (22.26%) Analytical Skills
5 48 (18.11%) Derivative
6 24 (9.06%) Computer Science
7 13 (4.91%) N-Tier
8 10 (3.77%) Eurex
9 9 (3.40%) Hedge funds
10 7 (2.64%) Data Structures
11 6 (2.26%) Interest Rate Derivative
12 5 (1.89%) Equity Derivative
12 5 (1.89%) PMI
12 5 (1.89%) Grid Computing
12 5 (1.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 4 (1.51%) Mathematics
13 4 (1.51%) Algorithms
14 2 (0.75%) TWAP
14 2 (0.75%) Credit Derivative
14 2 (0.75%) VWAP
Operating Systems
1 89 (33.58%) UNIX
2 88 (33.21%) Linux
3 31 (11.70%) Windows
4 8 (3.02%) Solaris
4 8 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.38%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (28.30%) Low Latency
2 66 (24.91%) Multithreading
3 43 (16.23%) Risk Management
4 32 (12.08%) Algorithmic Trading
5 31 (11.70%) SDLC
6 29 (10.94%) Agile Software Development
7 28 (10.57%) OO
8 26 (9.81%) Project Management
9 22 (8.30%) Market Making
10 18 (6.79%) OOD
11 16 (6.04%) E-Commerce
12 14 (5.28%) Software Engineering
12 14 (5.28%) Performance Tuning
13 13 (4.91%) TDD
13 13 (4.91%) Migration
14 12 (4.53%) Analytics
15 11 (4.15%) MVVM
16 10 (3.77%) Continuous Integration
16 10 (3.77%) Business Analysis
16 10 (3.77%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 93 (35.09%) SQL
2 91 (34.34%) Java
3 78 (29.43%) C#
4 45 (16.98%) Perl
5 42 (15.85%) C++
6 30 (11.32%) Python
7 15 (5.66%) VB
7 15 (5.66%) Shell Script
8 11 (4.15%) PHP
9 10 (3.77%) C
10 7 (2.64%) PowerShell
11 4 (1.51%) VBA
11 4 (1.51%) JavaScript
12 3 (1.13%) Assembly Language
12 3 (1.13%) Korn
13 2 (0.75%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.38%) C-shell
14 1 (0.38%) AWK
14 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (6.79%) Degree
2 7 (2.64%) PMI Certification
3 2 (0.75%) PMP
4 1 (0.38%) JNCIS
4 1 (0.38%) JNCIP
4 1 (0.38%) CCNP
4 1 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (0.38%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.51%) MiFID
1 4 (1.51%) QA
2 1 (0.38%) EMIR
2 1 (0.38%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 2 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.38%) Docker
Systems Management
1 13 (4.91%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (2.64%) logstash
2 7 (2.64%) Icinga
2 7 (2.64%) Nagios
3 2 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.38%) Vagrant
4 1 (0.38%) MOM
Vendors
1 40 (15.09%) Sybase
2 27 (10.19%) ION Trading
3 25 (9.43%) Microsoft
4 23 (8.68%) TIBCO
5 20 (7.55%) Bloomberg
6 16 (6.04%) Oracle
7 14 (5.28%) Reuters
7 14 (5.28%) Citrix
8 13 (4.91%) Tradeweb
9 11 (4.15%) MarketAxess
9 11 (4.15%) eSpeed
10 10 (3.77%) Splunk
11 9 (3.40%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.64%) Currenex
13 5 (1.89%) Trayport
13 5 (1.89%) VMware
14 3 (1.13%) DevExpress
14 3 (1.13%) Syncfusion
15 2 (0.75%) Radianz
15 2 (0.75%) BT
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